Neil Haycocks, MD, PhD has served in the role of Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Education since 2019, first on an interim basis and now permanent. He joined UNLV In 2015, and has previously served the School of Medicine as the Associate Dean for Biomedical Science Education, the Assistant Dean for Biomedical Science Integration, and the Director of Biomedical Science Integration. He is an associate professor in the Department of Medical Education.
A native of Virginia, Dr. Haycocks attended Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He completed his PhD in experimental pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He earned his medical degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, and completed his residency training in the department of pathology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Haycocks also completed a fellowship in hematopathology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and hematology.
Prior to joining UNLV he was an assistant professor of medical sciences at another new medical school, The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. While there he gained valuable experience in medical school administration, LCME accreditation, curricular design, and pathology instruction. He was the medical director for the Pathologists’ Assistant Program at Quinnipiac University, and practiced hematopathology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut.